Magnetic bacteria deliver drugs to tumors

Magnetic bacteria deliver drugs to tumors

Swarms of magnetic bacteria have been used to deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumors without exposing healthy tissue to their toxic effects in a groundbreaking study published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Researchers, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), were able to show how bacteria could be...

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2016 presents a series of immersive artworks that cross the boundaries between the natural and the digital, and investigate what it means to be human now and in the future. The Festival, which runs from 17 – 30 October and hosts over 200 events, features a...

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Self-driving cars take to the streets

Self-driving cars take to the streets

The first UK public trials for self-driving cars are underway. The Oxford Robotics Institute has developed a small electric called the LUTZ Pathfinder, that uses cameras and LiDAR detection technology to navigate around the road. A fleet of 40 will take to the streets of Milton Keynes with a top speed...

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London Councils promises new commitment to business

London Councils promises new commitment to business

Following Cllr Claire Kober OBE taking over as Chair of London Councils in July, the cross-party organisation, which represents the capital’s 32 boroughs and the City of London, has elected Cllr Peter John OBE, Leader of Southwark Council, as Deputy Chair of London Councils with special responsibility for Business, Skills...

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Wonderlab at the Science Museum: A review

Wonderlab at the Science Museum: A review

Summary: Wonderlab is a fresh breath of air for the Science Museum. A strong, well planned gallery that doesn’t shy away from the actual Science, encased in bright unassuming British “muf” architecture. It opens today, October 12 , and is free for schools that book in advance. Once upon a time,...

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Volunteers shelter homeless young people with Nightstop

Volunteers shelter homeless young people with Nightstop

Depaul Charity’s unique concept, Nightstop, brings Airbnb’s flexible temporary housing model to the world of charity work by connecting “low risk” homeless young people aged 16-25 with a trained volunteer’s spare room for a one night stay. “No young person chooses to become homeless. Most who find themselves with nowhere...

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Bespoke styling and shopping with London’s designer concierges

Bespoke styling and shopping with London’s designer concierges

London hotels are now flocking to offer unique shopping experiences, acknowledging that guests want more than directions to the nearest boutique. Enter the designer concierges. Stylist Rachel Anthony has recently launched a private styling service for guests of the London Hilton on Park Lane (www.hilton.com). She’s normally found styling celebrities...

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